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Re: Fleira af Ijslenzku

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 3, 1999, 18:16
On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, BP Jonsson wrote:

> At 17:15 -0400 2.8.1999, Padraic Brown wrote: > > > >I'm not sure what language BPJ answered me in (maybe Norwegian?), but he > >could obviously understand my attempt at rewriting the quote line in > >Icelandic. I'm not 100% sure, but I think he must be questioning my > >morphology (-r vs. -ur). I tried to answer, but probably didn't do a very > >good job! I'm just happy I could grasp as much as I did! :) > > As I already told Jennifer, I'm using Modern Icelandic. I had no issue
Me all embarrassed ... I've never seen Modern Icelandic, so picked a Nordic Language At Random.
> with -ur vs. -r (which is a superficial difference, MIc. having inserted a > svarabhakti vowel in final Cr clusters, and simplified final -rr). What I > had issue with was the masc. vs. feminine thing. Incidentally our exchange
That's sort of what I figgured, but couldn't puzzle why there would be a problem.
> has debunked the claim that the differences between Old and Modern > Icelandic are negligible -- to others than linguistically-minded native > speakers. Fine with me; it needed debunking!
Glad to be helpful! Gordon didn't have "autveitad" or "lysingarord". I suppose saga writers didn't have to deal with them. :) Padraic.
> > > > /BP > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> <melroch@...> > > Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! > (Tacitus) >